Photographer for an event: How important and what skills to learn

In an event, choosing a good photographer ensures that your precious moments are perfectly captured. So, what is the importance of event photographers and what skills they need to learn?

Photographing an event is not only about holding a camera and shooting, but also requires a lot of skills such as communication, adaptation, and flexibility in many different situations. Therefore, a photographer for events needs to learn some techniques to be able to work professionally when holding the camera in an event.

The importance of a photographer in an event

In the age of technology and social network development today, advertising with films and photos become a great strategy for each business. As a result, the role of an event photographer is more and more important. Also, marketing, PR, and firm advertising channels are more appreciated by companies and businesses. Read more at newlyweds site.

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Companies often hire photography services to make video clips and photos of the event’s activities such as introducing new products, team buildings, organizing conferences, opening schools, factories, and so on. These event photos will be used on social media as a marketing method. An outstanding picture can attract potential customers or partners.

A professional photographer will help you capture precious moment in every event

Moreover, the photos taken at your event will be a very important source of data to implement future marketing campaigns without having to spend money on online photos. If that is an annual event, you can use photos from the previous year to create a slideshow introducing the company’s activities, as well as summarize the business’s achievements. Furthermore, you can also print the photos on publications such as mugs, shirts, outlets, posters, which is a great way to PR for your event.

Necessary skills for an event photographer

Carefully prepare before the event begins

You should be at the event earlier than the requested time. This will help you observe and get better preparation such as lighting adjustments. Moreover, this experience shows that you are a professional photographer and help you have a good impression. Usually, the event takes place before the indicated time on the invitation. Therefore, if you come early, you can save the pictures from the first stage without skipping any event progress. The set of photos with everything from the preparation to the end of the event will satisfy customers.

Prepare enough equipment

It is said that a professional photographer always considers the camera to be his best friend. Do not forget to bring some batteries, lenses, memory cards, especially flash. Never let the camera run out of battery during the event or the memory card has full capacity.

It requires a lot of skills for a professional photographer for event

Some tips in shooting

When taking photos for an event, you need to have a panoramic view. According to experience in event photography, you should use a wide-angle fixed lens instead of a zoom lens. It will make your photo have broader coverage. In particular, the fixed lens is more compact than the zoom one, which is easier for you to control.

Many photographers who do not have many experiences will just stand at a corner and press the camera. This will make the guests attending the event uncomfortable and it is hard for you to take good pictures. So, move gently to capture the best moments of the event from toast, opening, give awards, or handshake. Then your photo set will be highly appreciated by your customers.

Event Crew, a professional company in event organization

If you are planning to organize an event or conference and looking for photographer, or other event organizing services, Event Crew is the reputable name that you should consider. During over 10 years of establishment and operation, Event Crew has helped a lot of customers create meaningful and memorable event for their companies, business, and family.

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Event Crew is a reputable brand in organizing events

Event Crew provides various equipment to services for Exhibition, Festival, Team Buildings, Weddings, Trade Show, and so on. Apart from good services, Event Crew has the professional staff teams who are always willing to brings good skills and attitude to satisfy customers. Event Crew has contributed to the success of a lot of events.

Your company may have employees who know how to use digital cameras, but it is unlikely that they have as good experience as a professional event photographer. Do not hesitate to hire a professional photographer if you are going to organize a conference, trade show, or event. And

12 thoughts on “Orientation

  1. Just getting set up. I too appreciate the investment of time obvious in the planning. One suggestion after I read the Orientation page relates to this:

    “We also strongly recommend using an Internet browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Safari is OK. Internet Explorer (IE) tends to be more problematic than the others.”

    I’m using an iPad with Safari. Don’t know if it is even possible to use the other browsers on the iPad. To save time, I set up an #etmooc folder on in my bookmark bar and bookmarked all of the links mentioned in the orientation post. Then I reached the paragraph that says “Safari is okay.” Do much for saving time. So, I’d suggest moving the paragraph to the top of the post and expanding on the rationale for using Chrome or Foxfire vs. Safari. I use both on my computer, by the way, but using Safari on the iPad allows me to sync bookmarks between my iPad and my computer. If you could also mention how an iPad user can use Chrome or Foxfire, that would really help me and I suspect many other iPad users.

    • Hi Denise

      There are other alternatives to Safari on the iPad. Chrome would probably be the best alternative, in my opinion. I think it’s just another app that you download from the App Store. And it’s free!

      • Thanks. I have done some research, downloading both Chrome and Firefox to my iPad and trying them to become familiar with features. See http://tinyurl.com/389gct for a comparison and reviews of individual browsers.

        Chrome comes out on top in the comparison, but Safari is still close to it and Firefox. More opportunity to customize seems to be the feature that pushes the other browsers beyond Safari. So far, however, I’m not convinced I should abandon Safari, but I am open to good arguments. I’d be interested in insights from veteran users of the other browsers.

        Regards, Dennis Richards

  2. I looked at the topics and schedule where it says that each topic is two weeks long to allow for “adequate attention and depth”. Are the “conspirators” dreaming in technicolor?

    • Hey Tom,
      Part of what we’re trying to do in that time is springboard a community. We are hoping to provide a taste of the topic, attack it from multiple angles, offer a number of events, support spontaneous events, and hopefully, nurture the development of groups that will take the topics to greater depth beyond the time allotted.

      • Excellent, but…

        I’d offer one critical question that, after all the learning, will go unanswered unless it is the subject of a major goal of #etmooc 2013.

        How will #etmooc facilitate a process that synthesizes the learning occurring throughout the course in a way that advances the professional knowledge base for teaching (PKBT)?

        Without a substantive answer to this question, we’ll keep reinventing the wheel each time #etmooc or like learning opportunities are offered in the future.

        Granted, individuals and participating groups that form will benefit, but I’d argue that the opportunity to advance the PKBT is one we have an obligation to consider and act on for the sake of the children.

        • That is an important question, but how can I answer that question for 700+ participants, all who come with many different goals, forms of expertise, and level of technical skill? Should the goal be that the organizers have some grand scheme to implement? Or should we work toward allowing participants to figure out this for themselves?

          • Now we have a conversation. Hope everyone is listening. ; )

            I posed a question: “How will #etmooc facilitate a process that synthesizes the learning occurring throughout the course in a way that advances the professional knowledge base for teaching (PKBT)?”

            You stated the challenge: “That is an important question, but how can I answer that question for 700+ participants, all who come with many different goals, forms of expertise, and level of technical skill? Should the goal be that the organizers have some grand scheme to implement? Or should we work toward allowing participants to figure out this for themselves?”

            (((Sounds like: challenge-based learning?)))

            Now, moving to the next level: I’m thinking of the reality show Gold Rush for an analogy, i.e. How is and/or should be developing a PKBT from the learning experiences we have during #etmooc like mining for gold? Think digging. Think gravel. Think specs of gold, etc…

            Watch a video clip here http://goo.gl/UmcaJ to get you thinking.

            Let’s start a list to articulate the inquiry process we are using.

            Creative thinking…

            Ultimately, to begin to answer the question and and wrestle the challenge into a satisfying and useful shape, don’t we need a proper vehicle and container?

  3. Hi Alec
    Siemens, Downes and others have been offering what they term c-MOOC’s. the latest was a “mixed grill” like this. That means there is or should be significant data to inform your team as to the potential outcome of a pot pouri such as this. Can you discuss?

    There is a strong indication of follow-on support and participation on the part of your team. Can you or your team elaborate. What commitment is there in form and function?

    It is great that you are assuming that a number of participants who have minimal experience in the communications tools will be encouraged by the intro and indicated support to participate. As the saying goes, here there be dragons. Given the list of your colleagues, I wonder whether these many issues have been discussed or whether this team really sees this event as their hands on learning experience. I am not sanguine, given the details, that this is not the case.

    • Hi Tom,
      I don’t know if I follow. However, if you’d like to find out what exactly *this* is, we encourage you to join, participate, give feedback, etc.

      The team, made up of members who volunteer their time, has put this together with $0 in funding and with the goal of creating greater conversation and participation around the listed topics. We’ll do our best to support learners, encourage peer-support, and hopefully, nurture a passionate community of theorists and practitioners that will gain *something* from this experience.

      The development process has been entirely transparent. There are a number of blog posts (search #etmooc), Google Plus #etmooc developers community, and a number of open Google Docs with planning information.

      We welcome your participation, including your critique. But I do hope that you spend some time with us to discover, with us, what *this* is, what works, and what we could have done better. We’ll do our best to make sure that our failures are as widely known as our successes.

  4. Dennis, apparently we’ve exhausted the nesting in your query, and I can’t reply to your last question with a ‘reply’.

    Could we take this to the Google Plus Community? I think there it would receive a lot more feedback, and that was where it was intended.

    I’m going to close off the comments at this point, as I had originally intended to close off comments in the pages so there were fewer places to reply.

    Feel free to copy the thread, or re-write the questions. I’ll look for it, and there are many others that would join in a more informed and richer conversation.

    Thanks for the conversation – to be continued! 🙂

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